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Battle of Kadesh Relief of Ramesses II on the Walls of the Ramesseum

The Battle of Kadesh as told on the walls of the Ramesseum

Ramses II charges above the fallen lords of the Hittite king's army from James Henry Breasted's A History of Egypt first printed 1905. Names of the fallen Hittites are enscribed near their bodies. A horse with stricken rider (pale yellow) crosses the dark Orontes river on the lower right. Breasted detailed this scene with the mounted horse swimming the Orontes in another drawing.

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